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In 1992 the New York State Office of Mental Health issued a statewide plan for mental health services to reduce the number of inpatient beds in state-run facilities from approximately 11,000 to between 6,000 and 8,000 by the year 2000. This reduction resulted in at least a 25 percent increase in psychiatric beds at local general hospitals. In 1992 Albany(More)
This collaborative practitioner research study emerged from music therapists' concerns about the value of improvisational, music-centred music therapy for young adults with severe learning disabilities (SLDs), given the long-term nature of such work. Concerns included the relevance, in this context, of formulating, and reporting on, therapeutic aims,(More)
Increased interest in, and demand for, music therapy provision for persons with dementia prompted this study's exploration of music therapists' strategies for creating musical communities in dementia care settings, considering the needs and resources of people affected by dementia. Focus group discussions and detailed iterative study of improvisational(More)
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